Index 
Minutes
Thursday, 27 October 2011 - StrasbourgFinal edition
1. Opening of the sitting
 2. Documents received
 3. Situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of the Christian communities ( motions for resolutions tabled )
 4. Current developments in Ukraine ( motions for resolutions tabled )
 5. Ombudsman's annual report 2010 (debate)
 6. Conclusions of the European Council meeting (23 October 2011) (debate)
 7. Sakharov Prize 2011 (announcement of winners)
 8. Voting time
  8.1. Ombudsman's annual report 2010 (Rule 138) (vote)
  8.2. Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography ***I (vote)
  8.3. Third country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection ***I (vote)
  8.4. Request for an opinion of the Court of Justice on the compatibility of the EU-Australia PNR agreement with t (vote)
  8.5. EU-Australia agreement on the processing and transfer of PNR data *** (vote)
  8.6. Situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of the Christian communities (vote)
  8.7. Current developments in Ukraine (vote)
  8.8. Public health threat of antimicrobial resistance (vote)
 9. Explanations of vote
 10. Corrections to votes and voting intentions
 11. Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting
 12. Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (debate)
  12.1. Tibet, in particular self-immolation by nuns and monks
  12.2. Bahrain
  12.3. The case of Rafah Nached in Syria
 13. Voting time
  13.1. Tibet, in particular self-immolation by nuns and monks (vote)
  13.2. Bahrain (vote)
  13.3. The case of Rafah Nached in Syria (vote)
 14. Corrections to votes and voting intentions
 15. Council position at first reading
 16. Decisions concerning certain documents
 17. Written declarations included in the register (Rule 123)
 18. Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting
 19. Dates of forthcoming sittings
 20. Adjournment of the session


IN THE CHAIR: Alejo VIDAL-QUADRAS
Vice-President

1.  Opening of the sitting

The sitting opened at 9.05.


2.  Documents received

The following documents had been received:

1) from the Council and Commission

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 3/2008 on information provision and promotion measures for agricultural products on the internal market and in third countries (COM(2011)0663 - C7-0365/2011 - 2011/0290(COD) )
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 124(1).

referred to

responsible :

AGRI

2) from Members: proposed amendments to the Rules of Procedure (Rule 212)

Zita Gurmai and Alain Lamassoure. Proposal for amendment of Parliament’s Rules of Procedure - Insertion of a new Rule 197 a/ Amendment of Rule 203 a (Implementation of the Regulation on the European Citizens’ Initiative) (B7-0539/2011 )

referred to

responsible :

AFCO


3.  Situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of the Christian communities ( motions for resolutions tabled )

Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: the situation in Yemen, Bahrain, Syria and Egypt

The debate had been held on 12 October 2011 (minutes of 12.10.2011, item 16 ).

Motions for resolutions to wind up the debate tabled under Rule 110(2):

- Véronique De Keyser , Hannes Swoboda , Pino Arlacchi , Emine Bozkurt , Richard Howitt , María Muñiz De Urquiza , Vincent Peillon and Kristian Vigenin , on behalf of the S&D Group , on the situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of Christian communities (B7-0542/2011 ) ;

- Fiorello Provera , Niki Tzavela , Jaroslav Paška , Lorenzo Fontana , Oreste Rossi , Nikolaos Salavrakos and Rolandas Paksas , on behalf of the EFD Group , on the situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of Christian communities (B7-0545/2011 ) ;

- Willy Meyer , Jean-Luc Mélenchon , Marie-Christine Vergiat and Helmut Scholz , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group , on the situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of Christian communities (B7-0547/2011 ) ;

- Charles Tannock , Peter van Dalen , Geoffrey Van Orden , Ryszard Antoni Legutko , Konrad Szymański , Valdemar Tomaševski , Ryszard Czarnecki and Tomasz Piotr Poręba , on behalf of the ECR Group , on the situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of Christian communities (B7-0548/2011 ) ;

- Marietje Schaake , Marielle De Sarnez , Kristiina Ojuland , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Ivo Vajgl , Edward McMillan-Scott , Frédérique Ries , Alexandra Thein and Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , on behalf of the ALDE Group , on the situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of Christian communities (B7-0549/2011 ) ;

- Hélène Flautre , Franziska Katharina Brantner , Frieda Brepoels , Judith Sargentini , Ulrike Lunacek and Raül Romeva i Rueda , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group , on the situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular regarding the Christian communities (B7-0551/2011 ) ;

- Elmar Brok , Mario Mauro , Ioannis Kasoulides , Cristian Dan Preda , Tokia Saïfi , Magdi Cristiano Allam , Othmar Karas , Ria Oomen-Ruijten , Gabriele Albertini , Inese Vaidere , Elena Băsescu , Elisabeth Jeggle , Monica Luisa Macovei , Zuzana Roithová , Nadezhda Neynsky , Roberta Angelilli , Thomas Mann , Constance Le Grip , Salvatore Iacolino , Bernd Posselt , Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska , Sari Essayah and Anne Delvaux , on behalf of the PPE Group , on the situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of Christian Communities (B7-0555/2011 ) .

Vote: Item 27 8.6 in the Minutes of 27 October 2011.


4.  Current developments in Ukraine ( motions for resolutions tabled )

Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: Current developments in Ukraine

The debate had been held on 12 October 2011 (minutes of 12.10.2011, item 17 ).

Motions for resolutions to wind up the debate tabled under Rule 110(2):

- Johannes Cornelis van Baalen , Adina-Ioana Vălean , Marietje Schaake , Jelko Kacin , Leonidas Donskis and Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy , on behalf of the ALDE Group , on current developments in Ukraine (B7-0543/2011 ) ;

- Jaromír Kohlíček , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group , on current developments in Ukraine (B7-0544/2011 ) ;

- Rebecca Harms , Werner Schulz , Raül Romeva i Rueda , Indrek Tarand and Nicole Kiil-Nielsen , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group , on current developments in Ukraine (B7-0550/2011 ) ;

- Hannes Swoboda , Kristian Vigenin , Marek Siwiec and Pavel Poc , on behalf of the S&D Group , on current developments in Ukraine (B7-0552/2011 ) ;

- Charles Tannock , Paweł Robert Kowal , Ryszard Antoni Legutko , Michał Tomasz Kamiński , Adam Bielan , Marek Henryk Migalski , Tomasz Piotr Poręba , Geoffrey Van Orden , Ryszard Czarnecki and Janusz Wojciechowski , on behalf of the ECR Group , on current developments in Ukraine (B7-0553/2011 ) ;

- Elmar Brok , José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra , Ioannis Kasoulides , Gabriele Albertini , Elena Băsescu , Michael Gahler , Andrey Kovatchev , Monica Luisa Macovei , Mario Mauro , Nadezhda Neynsky , Cristian Dan Preda , Inese Vaidere , Eduard Kukan , Anna Ibrisagic , Daniel Caspary , Thomas Mann , Bernd Posselt and Roberta Angelilli , on behalf of the PPE Group , on current developments in Ukraine (B7-0554/2011 ) .

Vote: Item 8.7 in the Minutes of 27 October 2011.


5.  Ombudsman's annual report 2010 (debate)

Report on the Annual Report on the European Ombudsman's activities in 2010 [2011/2106(INI) ] - Committee on Petitions. Rapporteur: Iliana Malinova Iotova (A7-0285/2011 )

Iliana Malinova Iotova introduced the report.

The following spoke: Nikiforos Diamandouros (European Ombudsman) and Neelie Kroes (Vice-President of the Commission) .

The following spoke: Mariya Nedelcheva , on behalf of the PPE Group, Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg , on behalf of the S&D Group, Edward McMillan-Scott , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Marek Henryk Migalski , on behalf of the ECR Group, Margrete Auken , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Nikolaos Chountis , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Nikolaos Salavrakos , on behalf of the EFD Group, Angelika Werthmann , Non-attached Member , Erminia Mazzoni , Monika Flašíková Beňová , Jacek Olgierd Kurski , Tatjana Ždanoka , Cornelis de Jong , Andrew Henry William Brons , Philippe Boulland , Metin Kazak , Oldřich Vlasák , Ágnes Hankiss , Nessa Childers , Lena Kolarska-Bobińska , Anneli Jäätteenmäki , Phil Prendergast , Elena Băsescu , Silvia-Adriana Ţicău , Heinz K. Becker , Vilija Blinkevičiūtė , and Tomasz Piotr Poręba , who also replied to a blue-card question by Lena Kolarska-Bobińska .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Bogusław Sonik , Seán Kelly , Mairead McGuinness , Jaroslav Paška and Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein .

The following spoke: Neelie Kroes , Nikiforos Diamandouros and Iliana Malinova Iotova .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 27.10.2011, item 8.1 .


(The sitting was suspended for a short time.)

IN THE CHAIR: Jerzy BUZEK
President

6.  Conclusions of the European Council meeting (23 October 2011) (debate)

European Council and Commission statements: Conclusions of the European Council meeting (23 October 2011)

The President made a brief introductory statement.

Herman Van Rompuy (President of the European Council) and José Manuel Barroso (President of the Commission) made the statements.

The following spoke: Joseph Daul , on behalf of the PPE Group, Martin Schulz , on behalf of the S&D Group, Guy Verhofstadt , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Jan Zahradil , on behalf of the ECR Group, Rebecca Harms , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Lothar Bisky , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Bastiaan Belder , on behalf of the EFD Group, Francisco Sosa Wagner , Non-attached Member , Werner Langen , who also replied to a blue-card question by Liisa Jaakonsaari , Stephen Hughes , who also replied to a blue-card question by Ilda Figueiredo , Sylvie Goulard , Timothy Kirkhope , Pascal Canfin , Cornelis de Jong , John Bufton , Barry Madlener , Mario Mauro , who also replied to a blue-card question by Marc Tarabella , Udo Bullmann , Sharon Bowles , Derk Jan Eppink , Jean-Pierre Audy , Catherine Trautmann , Alexander Graf Lambsdorff , Mirosław Piotrowski , José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil , Roberto Gualtieri , Corien Wortmann-Kool , Sergio Gaetano Cofferati , Theodor Dumitru Stolojan , Anni Podimata , Paulo Rangel , Marietta Giannakou and Krišjānis Kariņš .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Ana Gomes , Philippe Lamberts , Roberta Angelilli , Ilda Figueiredo and Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz .

The following spoke: José Manuel Barroso and Herman Van Rompuy .

The debate closed.


7.  Sakharov Prize 2011 (announcement of winners)

The President announced that the Conference of Presidents had, at its meeting held that day, nominated Asmaa Mahfouz (Egypt), Ahmed al-Zubair Ahmed al-Sanusi (Libya), Razan Zeitouneh, Ali Farzat (Syria) and, posthumously, Mohamed Bouazizi (Tunisia) as winners of the 2011 Sakharov Prize.

The Prize would be awarded in December at Strasbourg.

IN THE CHAIR: Diana WALLIS
Vice-President

The following spoke: Claudio Morganti on the recent floods in Tuscany and Liguria.


8.  Voting time

Detailed voting results (amendments, separate and split votes, etc.) appear in the Results of Votes annex to the minutes.

The results of roll-call votes are available in electronic form only, as an annex to the minutes, and can be accessed via Europarl.


8.1.  Ombudsman's annual report 2010 (Rule 138) (vote)

Report on the Annual Report on the European Ombudsman's activities in 2010 [2011/2106(INI) ] - Committee on Petitions. Rapporteur: Iliana Malinova Iotova (A7-0285/2011 )

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 1)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote ( P7_TA(2011)0467 )


8.2.  Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, repealing Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA [COM(2010)0094 - C7-0088/2010 - 2010/0064(COD) ] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Roberta Angelilli (A7-0294/2011 )

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 2)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended ( P7_TA(2011)0468 )

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0468 )


8.3.  Third country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection and the content of the protection granted (recast) [COM(2009)0551 - C7-0250/2009 - 2009/0164(COD) ] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Jean Lambert (A7-0271/2011 )

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 3)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended ( P7_TA(2011)0469 )

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0469 )


8.4.  Request for an opinion of the Court of Justice on the compatibility of the EU-Australia PNR agreement with t (vote)

Motion for a resolution B7-0537/2011

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 4)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Rejected


8.5.  EU-Australia agreement on the processing and transfer of PNR data *** (vote)

Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Australia on the processing and transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data by air carriers to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service [09825/2011 - C7-0304/2011 - 2011/0126(NLE) ] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Sophia in 't Veld (A7-0364/2011 )

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 5)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P7_TA(2011)0470 )

Parliament consented to the conclusion of the agreement.


8.6.  Situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of the Christian communities (vote)

The debate had been held on 12 October 2011 (minutes of 12.10.2011, item 16 ).

The announcement of motions for resolutions had taken place on 27.10.2011 (minutes of 27.10.2011, item 3 ).

Motions for resolution B7-0542/2011 , B7-0545/2011 , B7-0547/2011 , B7-0548/2011 , B7-0549/2011 , B7-0551/2011 and B7-0555/2011

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 6)

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0542/2011

(replacing B7-0542/2011 , B7-0545/2011 , B7-0548/2011 , B7-0549/2011 , B7-0551/2011 and B7-0555/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

- Elmar Brok , Mario Mauro , Ioannis Kasoulides , Cristian Dan Preda , Tokia Saïfi , Hans-Gert Pöttering , Magdi Cristiano Allam , Othmar Karas , Ria Oomen-Ruijten , Gabriele Albertini , Inese Vaidere , Elena Băsescu , Elisabeth Jeggle , Monica Luisa Macovei , Zuzana Roithová , Nadezhda Neynsky , Roberta Angelilli , Thomas Mann , Constance Le Grip , Salvatore Iacolino , Bernd Posselt , Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska , Sari Essayah , Anne Delvaux , Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė , Franck Proust and Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou , on behalf of the PPE Group ;

- Véronique De Keyser , on behalf of the S&D Group ;

- Marietje Schaake , Marielle De Sarnez , Kristiina Ojuland , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Ivo Vajgl , Edward McMillan-Scott , Frédérique Ries , Alexandra Thein , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Louis Michel and Sarah Ludford , on behalf of the ALDE Group ;

- Charles Tannock , Ryszard Antoni Legutko , Peter van Dalen and Tomasz Piotr Poręba , on behalf of the ECR Group ;

- Hélène Flautre , Franziska Katharina Brantner , Judith Sargentini , Ulrike Lunacek and Raül Romeva i Rueda , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ;

- Fiorello Provera , on behalf of the EFD Group .

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0471 )

(Motion for a resolution B7-0547/2011 fell.)

The following had spoken:

Mario Mauro proposed an oral amendment to paragraph 5, which was adopted.


8.7.  Current developments in Ukraine (vote)

The debate had been held on 12 October 2011 (minutes of 12.10.2011, item 17 ).

The announcement of motions for resolutions had taken place on 27 October 2011 (minutes of 27.10.2011, item 4 ).

Motions for resolution B7-0543/2011 , B7-0544/2011 , B7-0550/2011 , B7-0552/2011 , B7-0553/2011 and B7-0554/2011

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 7)

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0543/2011

(replacing B7-0543/2011 , B7-0550/2011 , B7-0552/2011 , B7-0553/2011 and B7-0554/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

- Elmar Brok , José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra , Ioannis Kasoulides , Gabriele Albertini , Elena Băsescu , Michael Gahler , Andrzej Grzyb , Andrey Kovatchev , Jan Kozłowski , Krzysztof Lisek , Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska , Monica Luisa Macovei , Mario Mauro , Nadezhda Neynsky , Cristian Dan Preda , Jacek Protasiewicz , Inese Vaidere , Jacek Saryusz-Wolski , Eduard Kukan , Anna Ibrisagic , Daniel Caspary , Thomas Mann , Bernd Posselt , Roberta Angelilli , Tunne Kelam , Arnaud Danjean , Franck Proust , Laima Liucija Andrikienė and Traian Ungureanu , on behalf of the PPE Group ;

- Hannes Swoboda , Marek Siwiec and Kristian Vigenin , on behalf of the S&D Group ;

- Johannes Cornelis van Baalen , Marietje Schaake , Jelko Kacin , Leonidas Donskis , Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy , Silvana Koch-Mehrin and Kristiina Ojuland , on behalf of the ALDE Group ;

- Charles Tannock , Ryszard Antoni Legutko , Michał Tomasz Kamiński , Tomasz Piotr Poręba , Janusz Wojciechowski , Adam Bielan , Geoffrey Van Orden , Marek Henryk Migalski , Ryszard Czarnecki and Konrad Szymański , on behalf of the ECR Group ;

- Werner Schulz , Rebecca Harms , Indrek Tarand , Raül Romeva i Rueda and Nicole Kiil-Nielsen , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group .

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0472 )

(Motion for a resolution B7-0544/2011 fell.)


8.8.  Public health threat of antimicrobial resistance (vote)

Motion for a resolution B7-0538/2011

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 8)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0473 )


9.  Explanations of vote

Written explanations of vote:

Explanations of vote submitted in writing under Rule 170 appear in the Verbatim Report of Proceedings for the sitting.

Oral explanations of vote:

Report: Iliana Malinova Iotova - A7-0285/2011

Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris , Adam Bielan and Oldřich Vlasák

Report: Roberta Angelilli - A7-0294/2011

Anja Weisgerber , Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris and Iva Zanicchi

Situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of the Christian communities - RC-B7-0542/2011

Csaba Sógor , Mitro Repo , Bernd Posselt , Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris , Miroslav Mikolášik , Hannu Takkula and Paul Murphy

Current developments in Ukraine - RC-B7-0543/2011

Mitro Repo , Kristiina Ojuland , Bernd Posselt , Adam Bielan and Elmar Brok

Public health threat of antimicrobial resistance - B7-0538/2011

Anna Záborská


10.  Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Corrections to votes and voting intentions appear on the 'Séance en direct' website under 'Votes'/'Results of votes'/'Roll-call votes'. They are published in hard copy in the Result of roll-call votes annex.

The electronic version on Europarl will be regularly updated for a maximum of two weeks after the day of the vote concerned.

After the two-week deadline has passed, the list of corrections to votes and voting intentions will be finalised so that it can be translated and published in the Official Journal.


(The sitting was suspended at 13.40 and resumed at 15.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Libor ROUČEK
Vice-President

11.  Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting

The minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


12.  Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (debate)

(For the titles and authors of the motions for resolutions, see minutes of 25.10.2011, item 3 )


12.1.  Tibet, in particular self-immolation by nuns and monks

Motions for resolution B7-0540/2011 , B7-0546/2011 , B7-0561/2011 , B7-0563/2011 and B7-0564/2011

The following spoke: Véronique De Keyser , on behalf of the S&D Group , to state why the S&D Group had not submitted a motion for a resolution on Tibet and would not take part in the vote; Bernd Posselt on this contribution; and Véronique De Keyser .

Eva Lichtenberger , Marek Henryk Migalski and Kristiina Ojuland reported on motions for resolution B7-0540/2011 , B7-0561/2011 and B7-0563/2011 .

The following spoke: Véronique De Keyser to enlarge on her previous contribution and Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris on the progress of the debate.

Thomas Mann reported on motion for a resolution B7-0564/2011 .

The following spoke: Bernd Posselt , on behalf of the PPE Group, Anneli Jäätteenmäki , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Franz Obermayr , Non-attached Member, Filip Kaczmarek , Monica Luisa Macovei and Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris , Gesine Meissner , Raül Romeva i Rueda , Charles Tannock , Zuzana Roithová , Sergio Gaetano Cofferati , Peter Šťastný and Eija-Riitta Korhola .

The following spoke: Neelie Kroes (Vice-President of the Commission).

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 27.10.2011, item 13.1 .


12.2.  Bahrain

Motions for resolution B7-0541/2011 , B7-0556/2011 , B7-0558/2011 , B7-0559/2011 , B7-0560/2011 and B7-0562/2011

The following spoke: João Ferreira to complain that some texts tabled for the debate were not available in all languages, particularly Portuguese (the President stated that the relevant services would investigate).

Rui Tavares , Charles Tannock , Paul Murphy , Marietje Schaake and Mario Mauro introduced motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Sari Essayah , on behalf of the PPE Group .

The President referred to the contribution of João Ferreira .

The following spoke: Justas Vincas Paleckis, on behalf of the S&D Group, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Ryszard Czarnecki, on behalf of the ECR Group, Carl Schlyter, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Marie-Christine Vergiat, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Jaroslav Paška, on behalf of the EFD Group, Franz Obermayr (non-aligned), Eija-Riitta Korhola and Corina Creţu.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Miroslav Mikolášik , Mitro Repo , Jacek Olgierd Kurski , João Ferreira and Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris .

The following spoke: Neelie Kroes (Vice-President of the Commission).

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 27.10.2011, item 13.2 .


12.3.  The case of Rafah Nached in Syria

Motions for resolution B7-0565/2011 , B7-0566/2011 , B7-0567/2011 , B7-0568/2011 , B7-0569/2011 and B7-0570/2011

Adam Bielan , Jiří Maštálka , Rui Tavares , Véronique De Keyser , Marietje Schaake and Cristian Dan Preda introduced motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Elena Băsescu , on behalf of the PPE Group, Joanna Senyszyn , on behalf of the S&D Group, Kristiina Ojuland , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Michał Tomasz Kamiński , on behalf of the ECR Group, Marie-Christine Vergiat , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Jaroslav Paška , on behalf of the EFD Group, Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg and Tomasz Piotr Poręba .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Sari Essayah , Justas Vincas Paleckis , Gesine Meissner , Marek Henryk Migalski , Miroslav Mikolášik and Vasilica Viorica Dăncilă .

The following spoke: Neelie Kroes (Vice-President of the Commission).

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 27.10.2011, item 13.3 .


13.  Voting time

Detailed voting results (amendments, separate and split votes, etc.) appear in the Results of Votes annex to the minutes.

The results of roll-call votes are available in electronic form only, as an annex to the minutes, and can be accessed via Europarl.


13.1.  Tibet, in particular self-immolation by nuns and monks (vote)

Motions for resolution B7-0540/2011 , B7-0546/2011 , B7-0561/2011 , B7-0563/2011 and B7-0564/2011

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 9)

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0540/2011

(replacing B7-0540/2011 , B7-0546/2011 , B7-0561/2011 , B7-0563/2011 and B7-0564/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

- Thomas Mann , Elmar Brok , Mario Mauro , Filip Kaczmarek , Roberta Angelilli , Csaba Sógor , Bernd Posselt , Tunne Kelam , Monica Luisa Macovei , Sari Essayah , Eija-Riitta Korhola , László Tőkés , Zuzana Roithová , Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris , Cristian Dan Preda , Giovanni La Via , Bogusław Sonik , Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein , Tadeusz Zwiefka and Joachim Zeller , on behalf of the PPE Group ;

- Kristiina Ojuland , Marietje Schaake , Nathalie Griesbeck , Anneli Jäätteenmäki , Sonia Alfano , Leonidas Donskis , Marielle De Sarnez , Edward McMillan-Scott , Alexandra Thein , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Niccolò Rinaldi , Metin Kazak , Sarah Ludford and Louis Michel , on behalf of the ALDE Group ;

- Eva Lichtenberger , Nicole Kiil-Nielsen , Helga Trüpel , Barbara Lochbihler and Raül Romeva i Rueda , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ;

- Charles Tannock , Ryszard Czarnecki , Marek Henryk Migalski , Valdemar Tomaševski , Adam Bielan and Michał Tomasz Kamiński , on behalf of the ECR Group ;

- Fiorello Provera , on behalf of the EFD Group .

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0474 )


13.2.  Bahrain (vote)

Motions for resolution B7-0541/2011 , B7-0556/2011 , B7-0558/2011 , B7-0559/2011 , B7-0560/2011 and B7-0562/2011

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 10)

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0541/2011

(replacing B7-0541/2011 , B7-0556/2011 , B7-0558/2011 , B7-0559/2011 , B7-0560/2011 and B7-0562/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

- José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra , Elmar Brok , Mario Mauro , Filip Kaczmarek , Roberta Angelilli , Bernd Posselt , Tunne Kelam , Monica Luisa Macovei , Elena Băsescu , Sari Essayah , Eija-Riitta Korhola , Zuzana Roithová , Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris , Cristian Dan Preda , Thomas Mann , Giovanni La Via , Angelika Niebler and Bogusław Sonik , on behalf of the PPE Group ;

- Hannes Swoboda , Véronique De Keyser , Richard Howitt and Ana Gomes , on behalf of the S&D Group ;

- Marietje Schaake , Marian Harkin , Marielle De Sarnez , Sonia Alfano , Anneli Jäätteenmäki , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Ivo Vajgl , Edward McMillan-Scott , Alexandra Thein , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Kristiina Ojuland , Sarah Ludford and Louis Michel , on behalf of the ALDE Group ;

- Charles Tannock , Ashley Fox , Ryszard Antoni Legutko , Tomasz Piotr Poręba , Ryszard Czarnecki , Michał Tomasz Kamiński and Adam Bielan , on behalf of the ECR Group ;

- Rui Tavares , Frieda Brepoels , Alyn Smith , Raül Romeva i Rueda , Barbara Lochbihler and Michail Tremopoulos , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ;

- Marisa Matias , Marie-Christine Vergiat and Willy Meyer , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group .

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0475 )


13.3.  The case of Rafah Nached in Syria (vote)

Motions for resolution B7-0565/2011 , B7-0566/2011 , B7-0567/2011 , B7-0568/2011 , B7-0569/2011 and B7-0570/2011

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 11)

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0565/2011

(replacing B7-0565/2011 , B7-0566/2011 , B7-0567/2011 , B7-0568/2011 , B7-0569/2011 and B7-0570/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

- José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra , Elmar Brok , Mario Mauro , Roberta Angelilli , Bernd Posselt , Tunne Kelam , Monica Luisa Macovei , Elena Băsescu , Sari Essayah , Eija-Riitta Korhola , Zuzana Roithová , Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris , Cristian Dan Preda , Thomas Mann , Giovanni La Via and Bogusław Sonik , on behalf of the PPE Group ;

- Véronique De Keyser , on behalf of the S&D Group ;

- Robert Rochefort , Marietje Schaake , Kristiina Ojuland , Frédérique Ries , Marielle De Sarnez , Sonia Alfano , Anneli Jäätteenmäki , Johannes Cornelis van Baalen , Ivo Vajgl , Edward McMillan-Scott , Alexandra Thein , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Louis Michel and Sarah Ludford , on behalf of the ALDE Group ;

- Charles Tannock , Adam Bielan and Michał Tomasz Kamiński , on behalf of the ECR Group ;

- Isabelle Durant , Hélène Flautre , Frieda Brepoels , Nicole Kiil-Nielsen , Franziska Katharina Brantner , Ulrike Lunacek , Karima Delli , Malika Benarab-Attou , José Bové , Jean-Paul Besset , Michail Tremopoulos , Rui Tavares , Raül Romeva i Rueda and Reinhard Bütikofer , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ;

- Marisa Matias , Marie-Christine Vergiat and Patrick Le Hyaric , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group .

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0476 )


14.  Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Corrections to votes and voting intentions appear on the 'Séance en direct' website under 'Votes'/'Results of votes'/'Roll-call votes'. They are published in hard copy in the Result of roll-call votes annex.

The electronic version on Europarl will be regularly updated for a maximum of two weeks after the day of the vote concerned.

After the two-week deadline has passed, the list of corrections to votes and voting intentions will be finalised so that it can be translated and published in the Official Journal.


15.  Council position at first reading

The President announced that, in accordance with Rule 61(1), the following position had been received from the Council, together with the reasons which had led to its adoption, and the Commission's position on:

Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain provisions for fishing in the GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) Agreement area and amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006 concerning management measures for the sustainable exploitation of fishery resources in the Mediterranean Sea (12607/2/2011 - C7-0370/2011 - 2009/0129(COD) )
referred to responsible: PECH

The three-month period available to Parliament to adopt its position would therefore begin the following day (28 October 2011).


16.  Decisions concerning certain documents

Decision to draw up own-initiative reports(Rule 48)

ECON Committee

- Annual Tax Report (2011/2271(INI) )

FEMM Committee

- The Daphne programme: achievements and future prospects (2011/2273(INI) )

- Equality between women and men in the European Union - 2011 (2011/2244(INI) )
(opinion: EMPL)

IMCO Committee

- A strategy for strengthening the rights of vulnerable consumers (2011/2272(INI) )

Decision to draw up own-initiative reports (Rule 121)

AFET Committee

- Draft report with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on the modalities for the possible establishment of a European Endowment for Democracy (EDD) (2011/2245(INI) )


17.  Written declarations included in the register (Rule 123)

Number of signatures obtained by the written declarations included in the register (Rule 123(3)):

Document number

Author

Signatures

0033/2011

Britta Thomsen, Edit Bauer, Eva-Britt Svensson, Marc Tarabella, Marina Yannakoudakis

74

0034/2011

Nuno Teixeira, Luís Paulo Alves, Elie Hoarau, Gabriel Mato Adrover, Maria do Céu Patrão Neves

88

0035/2011

Marian-Jean Marinescu, Ádám Kósa, Eva Lichtenberger, Gesine Meissner, Gianni Pittella

344

0036/2011

Valdemar Tomaševski

39

0037/2011

Spyros Danellis, Maria Da Graça Carvalho, Kyriakos Mavronikolas, Alyn Smith, Giommaria Uggias

222

0038/2011

Harlem Désir, Cornelis de Jong, Corinne Lepage, Ulrike Lunacek, Mariya Nedelcheva

67

0039/2011

Véronique Mathieu, Roberta Angelilli, Edite Estrela, Jean Lambert, Katarína Neveďalová

207

0040/2011

George Sabin Cutaş, Salvatore Iacolino, Ramona Nicole Mănescu, Michèle Rivasi

66

0041/2011

Alain Cadec, Wojciech Michał Olejniczak, Michail Tremopoulos, Andrea Zanoni

177

0042/2011

Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Willy Meyer, Michail Tremopoulos, Cecilia Wikström, Artur Zasada

54


18.  Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting

Pursuant to Rule 179(2), the minutes of that day's sitting would be submitted to Parliament for its approval at the beginning of the next sitting.

With Parliament's agreement, the texts that had been adopted would be forwarded forthwith to the bodies named therein.


19.  Dates of forthcoming sittings

The next sittings would be held from 14 November 2011 to 17 November 2011.


20.  Adjournment of the session

The session of the European Parliament was adjourned.

The sitting closed at 16.45.

Klaus Welle

Jerzy Buzek

Secretary General

President

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